East Windsor Cogeneration Centre

Ontario, Canada

Status

In Operation

Year

2009

Owned Capacity

92

MW

Owned/Operated

100/100

Natural Gas
Status
In Operation
Year

2009

OWNED CAPACITY

92

MW

OWNED/OPERATED

100/100

Natural Gas

East Windsor Cogeneration Centre (EWCC) is an 92 MW natural gas facility located on approximately 1.5 acres of industrial land in Windsor, Ontario. The facility was acquired from Veresen Inc. in February 2017. EWCC is fully contracted with the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator until 2029.

The East Windsor facility is ideally situated to provide the City of Windsor and area with additional power generation to support regional growth and economic development.

Quick Facts

  • 92 MW facility began operations in 2009 providing power to Ontario’s grid (originally the plant also provided steam to the adjacent Ford Engine factory until 2019).
  • Interconnection at Hydro One 115 kV Circuits E8F and E9F.
  • Equipped with modern emission controls that meet all federal and provincial air quality standards.
  • Exploring options for the site that will add significantly more power generation capacity installed within the current footprint of the long-used site.*
  • A 40 MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is being explored for the southern edge of the site. There would be no incremental emissions from this project.*

*New projects require review by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.

Community Investment

At Capital Power, we contribute to the communities in which we live with the aim of building a sustainable future for all. We engage our neighbours, consider their interests and build real relationships. We aim to source supplies and services locally for our operations, as well as hire from the community. At East Windsor:

  • We pay approximately $160,000 in property tax each year, contributing annually to community tax bases, supporting the improvement of infrastructure, roadways, and community services.
  • We employ eight fulltime employees with five contractors on average annually

We give back where we live and work by supporting local organizations and our employees’ community participation through our corporate giving programs.

Recent community support includes:

  • Ford City Residents in Action
  • Windsor West Little League
  • Pillette Village Business Association
  • Windsor Police Services Camp Brombal
  • The Windsor Parade Corporation
  • Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers, Inc.
  • The Windsor Residence for Young Men
  • Drouillard Place
  • Downtown Mission of Windsor
  • Family Services Windsor-Essex
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Utilizing modern technology, our East Windsor Cogeneration Centre generates clean and reliable energy to power over 80,000 homes in the Windsor area.
Matthew Bitzer
Plant Manager

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